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Whether you’re looking for thrilling live music, deep dives into the minds and careers of some of today’s most exciting artists, or daring works of imagination and cultural change, Stream has got you covered.
Art can move us – and alter our perspective on the world. It’s a theme that runs through the latest releases on Stream, which features radical musical performances, boundary-pushing theatre, and conversations with some of the most extraordinary thinkers and creatives in the culture. Acclaimed punk-funk poet Genesis Owusu mixes it up with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, circus and cabaret combine in The Mirror, and a landscape-shifting performance redefines the narrative around musicians with disability. We’ve also got highlights from this year’s thought-provoking All About Women festival, sets from alt rock fave Sharon Van Etten and folk pop sensation Vance Joy, and the latest podcast deep dives.
Red Bull Symphonic with Genesis Owusu and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Two distinct musical worlds collide as Ghanaian-Australian singer-songwriter Genesis Owusu joins forces with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a dramatic, one-of-a-kind reimagining of his acclaimed catalogue, from the breakout single “WUTD” through to 2021’s ARIA award-winning smash Smiling with No Teeth and his 2022 singles, “Get Inspired” and “GTFO”. Owusu’s freaky, funky, genre-defying mix of hip-hop, jazz and punk takes flight on the wings of a 40-piece orchestra, with the man himself centre stage in all of his theatrical grandeur. Unmissable stuff. Free to Stream.
Live performance highlights
Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen / Every Time the Sun Comes Up / Mistakes
Transformative American rocker Sharon Van Etten electrified the Sydney Opera House last December, and we’ve got three highlights of that storming Concert Hall performance for you to enjoy. See the acclaimed singer-songwriter power into her classic single “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”, from 2014’s bruising epic Are We There, plus “Seventeen”, from 2019’s sonically dazzling, synth-fueled Remind Me Tomorrow, and the thumping “Mistakes”, the lead single from her evocative last album, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong. A blast of sound and vision that’ll put you right in the front row. Free to stream.
Vance Joy | Riptide / Saturday Sun / Missing Piece / Clarity
Recorded live on the Sydney Opera House’s stunning Forecourt, this set from ARIA award-winning musician Vance Joy sees the finger-pickin’ folk pop hero perform a selection of hits and recent releases. Get up close and personal with the local fave as he leans into the heartfelt indie anthems “Missing Piece” and “Clarity”, from his platinum-selling 2021 album In Our Own Sweet Time, the romantic classic “Saturday Sun”, and of course, his Hottest 100-topping smash “Riptide”. The performances were captured for Joy’s second official concert album, Live at Sydney Opera House. Free to Stream.
The Mirror: Sweet Sacred Bliss
Circus and cabaret come together in this cinematically ravishing adaptation of The Mirror, a boundary-pushing work from multi-award-winning company Gravity & Other Myths. Commissioned by Sydney Opera House and Chamäleon Theatre Berlin and shot in the Drama Theatre, this unforgettable film combines audacious acrobatics, innovative design and risqué choreography to explore the concept of entertainment and the human mind, set to a soundtrack from the show's charismatic musical host, Ekrem Eli Phoenix. Free to Stream.
SHIFT | New Classical Music
This groundbreaking series of performance films takes audiences on a journey through New Music works from five artists who live with disability, shifting the conversation to celebrate their unique contributions to Australia’s musical landscape. Experience contemporary classical music from composer and series’ co-curator Georgia Scott, a new multi-media work by film composer Kristin Rule, and performances by Nat Bartsch and Ria Andriani alongside a new electroacoustic work by Rebecca Bracewell that explores the politics of listening and deafness. A remarkable platform for artists to share their music, stories and lived experience. Free to stream.
Documentaries & talks
All About Women 2023 | Bikini Kill, Chloe Hayden, Grace Tame, Flex Mami & more
If you missed it back in March, here’s your chance to experience All About Women, our annual celebration of extraordinary thinkers, writers and artists that poses vital questions about gender equality and justice. In this selection of highlights, legendary riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill talk music and activism; award-winning actor Chloé Hayden joins Australian of the Year Grace Tame and researcher Dr Jac den Houting for Actually Autistic, an exploration of neurodivergence in women and non-binary people; and media multi-hyphenate FlexMami skewers millennial career feminism in Goodbye Girlboss. Plus a moving performance from Gelareh Pour from the Iran: Woman, Life, Freedom event. Free to stream.
Up Next | Liz Kingsman, Ziggy Ramo & Jazz Money
A meta-theatrical comedy takes on the ‘the one-woman show’, a fearless hip-hop star confronts a nation, and a multi-disciplinary artist tangles with memory on the latest episodes of Up Next, our podcast dedicated to exploring the lives and practices of Australia’s creative new wave. Join host Courtney Ammenhauser as she takes a deep dive with writer, performer and creator of the smash comedy One Woman Show, Liz Kingsman; First Nations rapper, musician and activist Ziggy Ramo; and award-winning Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money.